Community members ‘Make Strides’ to stop breast cancer

Community member walk around the SIA family center at the annual Making Strides Walk. (WLFI Photo)
Community member walk around the SIA family center at the annual Making Strides Walk. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Supporters dressed in pink paced outside the family center at Subaru of Indiana Automotive Saturday in an effort to stomp out breast cancer.

Hundreds of survivors and supporters showed up for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk.

The goal of the event is to raise money and make people aware of the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.

More than 30 teams and hundreds of participants donated to the cause.

American Cancer Society community manager Lauren Nikides said she was overwhelmed by the turnout.

“It puts all of our hard work that we do year-round to fruition,” Nikides said. “Just having all these people show up for this awesome event is so exciting.”

The money raised helps the American Cancer Society fund breast cancer research and provide support.

To find out more information about the American Cancer Society, click here.